Trying Times

by Deelee Dubé

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    To my dear fans, friends, and supporters,

    I am pleased to inform you that as part of your purchase of 'Trying Times' you will have exclusive digital access to some great additional material which includes liner notes, recording personnel, and stills taken from the exciting recording process captured during the recording process in the US. I am delighted to be sharing memories of this special experience with you all and hope that you will enjoy this amazing labor of love as a warm and gentle offering of healing light during these trying times.

    Much gratitude for your continued love and support.

    From my heart to yours, with love always

    ~ Deelee Dubé
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Tryin' Times 05:24
You and I, I think we know the reason why So far its been quite charming What's in store, it seems we played this scene before Which makes it less alarming Dim the light and let's go on pretending that this time it's real So round and round, the carousel is winding down and still we dream of love We dream of love, we dream of love
Thou Swell 03:55
Joy 06:20
Unity 06:38


“Trying Times presents an incredible range of material energetically performed by a singer and band with the chops to back it up. It's a most impressive debut.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Chris M. Slawecki (All About Jazz)

"Impressive!" — Chick Corea

“If I were to find one word to define this magical album, I believe in my heart of hearts that word should be ‘Wisdom!’” –– Sunday Times (It Has to be Jazz)

“Connoisseurs beat a path, it's the sort of record we'll all be returning to again and again.” — Stephen Graham (Marlbank Jazz)

"Trying Times" was recorded on the Concord Jazz label and mixed at Systems Two recording studio in Brooklyn, NYC by two-time Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Mike Marciano (2017-2018)
Additional mixing by Kerry Pompeo at Concord Music.

Additional recordings also took place at Absolute Recording Studios in Vienna, Austria (2017-2018) by audio engineer Heinz Kohlbauer

The album was produced and arranged by acclaimed US-based jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez.

Cover Art Photography by Jacob Blickenstaff
Location: Brooklyn, NYC


released December 8, 2020

Russell Malone (Electro-Acoustic Guitar) ~ Appears on "Still Trying" and "Lazy Afternoon"
Benito Gonzalez (Piano/Organ/Producer/Arranger)
Corcoran Holt (Double Bass)
Mark Whitfield Jr. (Drums)
Horn Section (Tryin’ Times)
Eric Wyatts (Tenor Saxophone)
Duane Eubanks (Trumpet)
Andrae Murchison (Trombone)


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Deelee Dubé London, UK

‘A Beguiling Soulfulness’ – Jazz Times

Deelee Dubé made history by becoming the first British Winner and recipient of the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and is one of today’s foremost gifted vocalists to have emerged from the London scene in many years.
Deelee possesses what Jazz Times called ‘a warm tone, genuine blues feeling and easy rhythmic authority.’
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